Definitions for: Worsen


[v] grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
[v] make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"



Webster (1913) Definition: Wors"en, v. t.
1. To make worse; to deteriorate; to impair.

It is apparent that, in the particular point of
which we have been conversing, their condition is
greatly worsened. --Southey.

2. To get the better of; to worst. [R.]


Wors"en, v. i.
To grow or become worse. --De Quincey.

Indifferent health, which seemed rather to worsen than
improve. --Carlyle.

Synonyms: aggravate, decline, exacerbate, exasperate

Antonyms: ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

See Also: alter, change, change state, cheapen, come down, degenerate, degrade, deprive, deteriorate, drop, drop away, drop off, fail, fall away, impoverish, inflame, irritate, lose, regress, retrograde, retrogress, sicken, slip, suffer, tumble, turn, turn down

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